As we enter the New Year and move forward with our efforts…(it’s) important to take a moment to reflect on the progress we have made.
Across the complex, our workforce is reducing nuclear dangers, expanding the boundaries of science and innovation, and accelerating the transition to a clean energy future.
We’re working together like never before to seize the technological lead in everything from batteries to biofuels to solar energy.
I thought I would share a few of the things we have accomplished together:
Our investments in wind and solar power have put the country on track to double renewable energy generation from 2008 to 2012.
Overhauled and re-launched our website, Energy.Gov, to better communicate with the public. Just recently, GovLoop named the new Energy.gov the top Federal website of 2011. The Department’s website reform efforts are expected to save more than $10 million annually.
We also started Powerpedia, a Department of Energy wiki-like site, that facilitates information sharing among employees.
I love this video from Japan, one of the most popular of 2011. It shows the first ride of a new high-speed rail train. All of these people make faces, dance, moon, and wear special costumes as it goes by.
I wonder if this is how Californians will act when the LA – SF train is built?